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53 Years - Memories: March 13

53 Years - Memories: March '13

Apologies in advance if you have received this in error. if so, please inform me to be removed from the list.
If you don't recognize some of the names of the classmates below, well...
that's what yearbooks and reunions are for :
( KHS '60 & '61 reunion pics )

Please pass this email on to other classmates.
I'd like to keep this going, adding their responses to this list or one of yours...
as a reminder that hopefully for all of us, we have many years ahead to reunite again.

Hal Oshiro

Below are a few of the classmates believed to have been receiving these email 'memories'...
either directly or through one of the classmates listed below.
Apologies to those inadvertently mis-named, misspelled or unlisted.

Alfred Won,Alvin HIrokane,Alvin Kajioka,Alvin Kotake,Alvin Shimokawa,Amy Higashi,Amy Morioka,
Amy Murakami,Amy Nakashima,Andra Dean,Andrew Nakano,Ann Miyamoto,Ardel Honda,Arlene Yamagata,
Arline Hirahara,Avis Gima

Barbara Baptist,Bessie Shimabukuro,Bert Maedo,Betty Ing,Beverly Davis,Brenda Ignacio

Calvin Ishizaki,Calvin Kang,Carl Yasuda,Carol Hamasaki,Carole Kunishige,Carole Masuda,Caroline Andrade,
Carolyn Amoy,Carolyn Chock,Carolyn Eugenio,Charlene Mau,Chester Otani,Clarence Fung,Clarence Shibuya,
Clifford Ching,Clifford Young,Clifton Yoshida,Clinton Chung

Dave Sato,Dennis Sakaguchi,Dennis Shibuya,Dolly Afalava,Donald Hiramoto,Doris Toyooka,Douglas Abe.
Douglas Yoshimura,Duane Aguiar

Edward Inea,Edwin Matsui,Edwina Ahn,Elsie Awa,Elsie Oshiro,Elsie Tanaka,Elwood Lim

Frances Mise,Frances Takasaki,Francine Song,Francisco Tambunting,Frieda Taniguchi

Gary Tsukamoto,George Takamiya,Geraldine Barcenas

Irene Rocha

Jane Futenma,Jane Mock,Jean Nakamura,Jeanette Sumida,John Rodrigues,June Yanazawa

Karen Fukuji,Karen Iha,Karen Morisawa,Kathryn Mabe,Kenneth Ginoza,Kenneth Morimoto,Kenneth Yoshioka

Lance Ishihiro,LaVerne Nishimura,Lillian Tarumoto,Lorene Watanabe,Louise Lung,Lynne Zane

Madge Stibbard,Mae Nakanishi,Malcolm Ahlo,Manuel Mattos,Marian Tarumoto,Marjorie Mau,Martin Buell,
Matilda Muraoka,Michael Tang,Michael Yamaguchi,Muriel Masumura

Naomi Kuramoto,Norman Ginoza;Nathan Chong

Pamela Machida,Patricia Kiyabu,Patricia Yamaguchi,Paul Kimura,Pearl Chun,Pearl Shimooka,Phyliss Tanabe

Ralph Yamasaki,Raynor Tsuneyoshi,Rebecca Paresa,Richard Shinn, Richard Shintaku, Richard Yawata,
Rick Nakamura,Robert Gore, Robert Mito,Robert Moriyama,Robert Nukushina,Robert Yoshimura,Roger Kobayashi,
Ronald Higa,Rosemary DeJesus,Roy Morihara, Roy Okano,Roy Takamatsu,Ruth Kinoshita

Samuel Pang,Sandra Ishimoto,Sanford Murata,Seda Deguchi,Sharon LaTraille,Sheila Espindola,Shirley Tamashiro,
Stanley Miura,Stella Okamoto

Thomas Takushi,Thomas Yamada,Timothy Choy,Tony Ballesteros,Tremaine Lui

Velma Kekipi,Vernon Wong,Violet Chung-Hoon,Virginia Kakazu,Vivian Hirahara

Wayne Kanai,Wayne Yamasaki

Xavier Ching,Xavier Ikei

Yolinda Agaria,Yvonne Tachino

MARCH 2013 POSTS - posts, starting with March 2009, are archived in:


March 29, 2013

Sad news with the loss of another classmate.

I bet you two most certainly did turn a lot of heads Brenda... now I wish I had been there to take pictures of those
great moments.
Well, there goes the common perception that 'one can never win gambling on a cruise ship'.
Guess that explains why I never cared for ulu fruit... the kids I hung around with small-kid time when I visited the
Big Island had me eat the ulu fruit raw... like snacking on a wet paper towel... never ate it again.
You jet engine and Volkswagen Bus people can speak for yourselves, I'll stick to my single-prop engine mind and
golf cart body thank you.

Joined Chester Otani and a bunch of other classmates at the Annual KHS Foundation Fundraiser Dinner the
past Saturday.
Had hoped for at least a half-dozen classmates to show up to talk story and share the dinner and fun with.
Alas... I was wrong... just 19 of us showed up plus a classmate's friend, a mid-1960s KHS grad.
The KHS class of '61 also had a number of attendees who sat at an adjoining table.
Great school spirit with lots of talk-story, food and fun.
Below is a link to pictures of the dinner and also some of the campus as it is today.
Does anyone know if bldgs I, J, K, & L are original bldgs and if so what function did they perform back in our day.
I remember bldgs being there and similar to these but can't tell if they're the same ones or remember what they
were there for if they're the same ones from way back then... ahh, the fading memory.
If not our originals, bet they were built right after we left 'cause those buggers sure look old.

The reunion committee met Thursday evening to discuss plans and ideas for upcoming reunions.
One idea is to have a casino night in conjunction with and after a dinner somewhere here in Honolulu.
The committee will be looking into possible venues and are thinking of perhaps a fall of 2014 date.
Another idea is a luau also here in Honolulu, or possibly even on one of the neighbor islands.
Still another idea is to have a reunion and activities at venues in one of the west coast states, California, Oregon
and Washington state, perhaps sometime in 2015 for our 55th reunion.
Any suggestions or comments please email me and I'll pass it on to the committee.
Better still drop by too, the next reunion committee meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, 4/25/13.

There is still too of course, the confirmed February 2014 Australia-New Zealand cruise-tour that was previously
mentioned, at the bottom of this email.



----- Original Message -----
From: Brenda Ignacio Gore
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 2:14 PM
Subject: Re: 3/21/13

Aloha, all,

Wow, a cruise with classmates.....sounds fun!!
Having been on ONE cruise, perhaps we are not qualified to encourage others, yet we say "go NOW, Hawaii!!"

So because many classmates at our 70th reunion told us they love when we share on this blog, here goes:

Robert and I left our wedding reception and got on the Celebrity Cruise' Century in our wedding garb, making
so many smile that two old farts could still feel like young newlyweds.
It was so wonderful, and we won the "most recently wed" contest especially for honeymooners by just a day.
Because we were also over 65, we got upgraded to a "family suite" that was at least 20 feet larger than a regular
stateroom, complete with large balcony and lounge chairs.
If these are not reserved for a family of five, then they allow elders to get them for just $100. Honest.
We sailed to Maui, then to Tahiti, stopping at four islands and then ending up in Sydney.
I can tell you that I used to be a "chicken of the sea," and 18 days on the ocean wasn't exactly on my bucket list,
but I would do it again in a heartbeat!!
Just so relaxing and so much fun.
First time crossing the equator people were called "pollywogs," and given some fun things to answer, and then
got a consequence.
It was hilarious!
Also, Robert entered a contest for eating lemons, or so we thought.
He can eat a lemon, so we thought it would be a snap!
Hands behind the back, leaning to the plate and eating lemons.
However, the people from OZ called a huge multilayered chocolate cake a "lemon-something," but the last part
of the word fell off in their accent.
When we saw what he had to eat, change. No way.
But what a blast!!
Oh, once Robert went out on the deck to get phone reception and I sat at a slot machine with a few dollars.
I hit several pots, and when he returned, I had 3 buckets full of dollars.
He just about made me a widow!
Well, the sneaky buggah went back to "my machine" after I fell asleep that night and played it.
Next a.m. he asks "honey, if I lost all of our money, would you still love me?"
I answered, "yes." (newlywed answer) He looked relieved, if not a bit shady.
I then went into the bath and there on the counter next to the sink were 13 one hundred dollar bills, fanned out.
The rascal!! He won!!
I then returned to the "magic machine" and won another two jackpots.
(And we are not bold nor seasoned gamblers.)

Bing, thank you so much for sharing about the black Russians.
What a fascinating life you have led and lead.
So many amazing stories to tell us.
It's a big world out there, and discovering new things is so exciting.
Bottom line is that we are all one, and being able to share and learn from one another is a gift.
As you may have read recently, we took our group to Costco, and mercy, mercy, they went wild!
They bought and ate more than we were given ever while in their country!
We were shocked at how much they ate, and went through eggs, salmon, pineapples, mangoes, papayas,
you name it!
Mealtimes were like watching piranha attack.
My son David, who came to demonstrate and assist in the lua lomi that he does was so shocked at mealtime,
he told them about local protocol, where the young eat first, then the elders, and that a pule is usually said
before devouring the meal.
He said, "see me fixing my mother's plate? Well, it isn't just for my mom, it's for your KUMU!"
Oooh, I was so proud of him, and it changed their lack of manners there and then.
They are an interesting people with an interesting country.
Moscow students are so very different from the Siberian students, and the Buriat shamans are more aligned
with our culture, and more gentle.

Anyway, after nearly a month of having 18 Russians in our company, we took off for a week in Tahiti for some
r&r with son David.
We swam with sting rays and black tipped sharks!
We stayed with lovely friends of David in both Papeete and Moorea and brushed up on my French.
It is so different to stay with natives than it is as tourists, and I was thrilled that they liked how I cook ulu
They cook their breadfruit on either open fire or on gas stoves sitting directly on the burners.
My dad used to cook them on open fire, but they never had it sauteed with garlic, onions and coconut milk,
how my family prefers it.
My mom baked it and it was soft and sweet. Love ulu. ( I know we all like to talk about food and recipes as a class.)

Now we are planning our trip to Australia next month, where I have been asked to dance the hula for a lovely
woman's 80th birthday.
Then we go to Byron Bay, where we hold a workshop, then to Melbourne for another workshop.
We are quite excited to be invited there!
Looks like our reuniting is being blessed with so many opportunities to share healing potential with different people,
and we count our blessings every day!

We are learning that it is never too late to claim, express, grow, blossom, and seek our true purpose on this earth,
and we send each classmate our sincere love and wishes for the unfolding of their special journey with good
health and joy.
This is not to say that we do not recognize our aging bodies and possible frailties.
We always joke to one another when either of us expresses less than optimum energy, "our problem is that we are
jet engine minds in volkswagen bus bodies!"
We read each classmate's account of needed prayer and support and send our love and prayers to all who
experience such challenges.
Coming your way, Bing!

Thank you for the kind feedback and encouragement to share, dear friends!

Brenda and Robert

March 21, 2013

Hey June, I used to consider a ferry trip from Ewa-Pearl Harbor to Honolulu Harbor to be a cruise.
But you're right, an ocean cruise is a whole lot of fun, and it should be especially so with classmates along.
The group would really look forward to seeing you, Steve and others on this cruise.

Auwe Bing, you've got to slow down... but good to hear you're on the mend.
I was told the same thing on treatment - rest, pain management and one more thing... give it time.
Yep, that's the Jean and Boyd we've come to know too, always generous with their time and kokua.
Never knew that about black Russians, well, growing up I never knew much about Russia either.
Wow... almost exactly, what is it, four years ago since I met up with you in D.C... has it really been that long.
Would love to see those spectacular sakura blooms again along the Tidal Basin... maybe next time.

Reminder: KHS Foundation Fundraiser Dinner and entertainment, this Saturday March 23, 4:30PM to 8:00PM
(typo in the last email blog), tickets available for $35.00 at the door if you haven't already purchased them.

Great that many of you were interested in knowing more about this upcoming cruise.
Below is a link to a preliminary flyer that the core group received from Creative Holidays.
Preliminary because air and accommodations packages haven't been worked out yet.
The airlines don't post their flight schedules until several months before a particular day.
And as I understand, the hotels won't have their group rate schedule out until a few months beforehand.
So the earliest Creative Holidays will have an air package set up would possibly be in a month or so.
And the hotel group rate should be out sometime in early Fall.
That also means Creative Holidays will have to wait till then to work out any kind of pre and post-cruise land tours.
This of course doesn't mean you can't make your own air, accommodations, and land tour plans.
I believe a few of the core group were thinking of flying and touring on their own to take advantage of air mileage
and other things and joining the group during the cruise itself.
In any case, I hope you'll find the info on the flyer to be helpful and decide to join us.
DO NOTE that you'll be dealing directly with Creative Holidays and Preston, not the core group, though we are
more than willing to answer any questions.
Several of the group are already placing deposits to book the VA (Verandah) cabins, on the Rotterdam deck at the
aft section, to ensure being close by as much as possible and to lock in their particular choice of cabin locations.
Also they are recommending, and have already signed up for, reservations for the early dinner group seating to
ensure all in the group are able to gather at least once a day for planning purposes and to just talk story and
share notes on their daily adventures.
As always, any other questions, comments or concerns, please email me and I'll check with the group for any
response I can't personally provide.



----- Original Message -----
From: June Kobayashi
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 12:34 PM
Subject: RE: 3/14/13

Steve and I are interested in going on this cruise.
Please keep us informed!
We have never been on a cruise before (unless you consider a one day trip from San Diego to Encinada Mexico
and back a “cruise”) and this sounds like fun!

June Yanazawa Kobayashi


----- Original Message -----
From: Bradshaw, Bing
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Monday, March 18, 2013 2:30 AM
Subject: RE: 3/6/13

Hi Classmates, finally feel good enough to sit up and send an e- mail.

Reading about Jean and Boyd taking in Michel Martin of Chez Michel of Waikiki without knowing who he was
many years ago reaffirmed my faith in mankind.
Hearing about Jean mending the pants of a 480 lb man with Velcro was so innovative … someone must write a
short story about this.

Brenda and Robert hosting Russian visitors brought back long forgotten memories when Hank and I were
invited to a dinner in Virginia hosting a group of black Russians.
In the 1920s a group of black American civil rights activists were invited by the new Communist Party to
immigrate to Moscow.
The small group thrived and became part of the Russian communist intelligentsia.
Today the offspring have been mostly absorbed in the Russian community and the few who are still identifiable
are primarily Russian professors in Moscow.
We spent a fun evening dining and chatting with such a group in the summer of 1995.
This was part of a cultural exchange sponsored by the Unitarian Church of Fairfax.

Since falling off the fiscal cliff on, January 6th I fell down the last 2 or 3 steps of our Capitol Hill townhouse.
Hank assumed the role of caretaker, cooking, feeding, cleaning, etc.
Four days later I seemed to be no better so he drove me to the doctor.
After the x-rays the doc determined I had hurt my back.
The diagnosis was a compressed fractured vertebrae.
The newest treatment is to avoid the sophisticated pain killers (primarily narcotics and steroids), back braces,
pulleys, cement-like substance to shoot into and brace the bones.
The long prognosis the old treatment is awful and the patient appears better off with simple rest and pain

Hal, how time flies!
The DC National Cherry Blossom Festival is just around the corner again.
The estimated bloom dates this year is estimated between March 20th and April 13th.
Pictures of the blossoms are beautiful but not nearly as spectacular as being here.
The sakura blossoms are so luminous. Our plan is to do the usual.
Hank plans to take pictures of the Yoshino cherry blossom trees at sunrise.
I’ll meet him for lunch (sashimi bento boxes from the Teaism restaurant).
I’ll go back to work in the New Executive Office Building which is 4 blocks away.
After work we may meet up again perhaps to rent paddle boats on the Potomac river.

Happy Spring!

March 14, 2013

As of this date, there already are around a dozen and a half or maybe more classmates/spouses/
relatives/friends, who have expressed an interest in or are committed to the previously
mentioned group cruise and probable land tour of Australia-New Zealand in February 2014.
Alphabetically the classmates, who have expressed an interest or are committed along with their
respective cruisemates, are Andrew Nakano, Carolyn Eugenio, Chester Otani, Michael Tang,
Muriel Masumura, Paul Texeira, Pearl Shimooka, Robert Nukushina, Roger Kobayashi,
Roy Okano, and oh, myself.

Below is a link to the price sheet provided to the group by Creative Holidays.
There also is a page with an example of another tour by Creative Holidays to give an idea of what
they do and can provide.
Creative Holidays is the tour agency started by the well known Didi Ah Yo and her husband.
Preston Lum is the brother of Didi Ah Yo who passed away several years ago of illness shortly after
her husband had passed away.

If the above link doesn't work for you, try this one below.

Failing either one, email me and I'll send you the pdf file directly.

Link below is to a USA Today site with photos and some commentary on the HA ship Oosterdam to
give an idea of what the ship looks like inside and out.,A9687

As further details become available from the group and Creative Holidays I'll pass them on to you.

Note that although February 2, 2014 seems like a long way off, the cruise lines and tour agencies
have booking deadlines sometimes several months before the cruise embarkation date.
I'll pass on whatever deadline dates I find out about.

Now that you mention it Gerri, forgot that I have seen those Russian tourist vans here and there.
Repeating Chester's and Gerri's bringing up the Kaimuki Foundation Dinner fundraiser, Saturday
February 23, 4:30PM to 8PM at the Kaimuki High School Cafeteria



----- Original Message -----
From: Michael Tang
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 4:37 PM
Subject: RE: 3/6/13


Aileen and I are interested but need to check a few things first.



----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Eugenio Canubida
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2013 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: 3/6/13

Wow! Thanks Hal; you provided more info than I expected!
Lots of food for thought!

From: Hal-KHS60
To: Carolyn Eugenio Canubida
Sent: Friday, March 8, 2013 1:38 PM
Subject: Re: 3/6/13

Singles are more than welcome on almost all the cruise ships that I know about.
Problem is, they will charge for two people even if you're the only occupant in a cabin.
Think of it as similar to how hotels charge for their rooms, all based on double occupancy.
With Holland America though, as I'm sure with most other cruiselines, they'll charge just a
percentage of a double occupancy.
There's also a foreign govt's fee as an additional cost to consider.
But it still would be a lot less expensive and I'm sure a lot more fun to find a cruisemate
to share a room.
Those costs above of course don't take into account other expenses such as land tours,
land transportation, land accommodations, meals on land, other gratuities, and the
largest additional cost - air fare to get to and from the cruise itself.
But I do think if you were to travel via air & land to all the same destinations that a cruise
would take you, costs in comparison would be about the same or possibly more.
There's also the added benefit of retiring for the night when leaving one port, then upon
awakening in the morning, arriving at another port... no baggage to pack or unpack,
no bus/taxi/plane to hurry up and catch... in essence your hotel room travels with you...
very relaxing way to travel !

Below is a link to Holland America's site with more info on the cabins and other points
of interest.

Feel free to ask if you have any more questions.
I can ask the group for any answers that I may not have.



----- Original Message -----
From: Carolyn Eugenio Canubida
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Friday, March 08, 2013 9:06 AM
Subject: Re: 3/6/13

Hi Hal!

I would definitely be interested in joining the classmates on a cruise, but my husband may not be.
Are singles okay?


----- Original Message -----
From: Paul Texeira
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 1:56 PM
Subject: Re: 3/6/13

Cruise sounds good.
Keep me informed.



----- Original Message -----
From: Geraldine Barcenas Digmon
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Wednesday, March 06, 2013 9:51 AM
Subject: Re: 3/6/13

Roy, Harold, friends, Our prayers go out to the Klink family in their enormous tragic loss, the great fortitude
and strength in this young son's character and this wonderful family is a poignant tribute to the intimate
bond and love that this special family enjoys.
His Mom must have been an awesome lady to achieve all that she has.
It was refreshing for Star Advertiser and news media to actually "front page" and enlighten Hawaii nei to the
trials and tribulations of the wonderful typical Island families rather than relegate the story to the back pages.
This was especially moreso intimate since the Kalani Coach was the son of our classmate, Cliff and Kimi Ching.
Life is indeed fragile.
Sorry Gang, I do get emotional about some things, but I do hope that you get my drift.

On a cruise, that would be loads of fun and cheers to the group who is planning this great enterprise, as much
as I would like to join the party, I will hold off.
I did years of business with Australian travel industry and good friends as well as spent 3 business weeks in
Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne(great Greek and Chinese food).
Fantastic wines, steaks, fish(baramundi), hospitality, to say the least.
Everyone addressess each other by first names, no Mr. Mrs. etc.
It will be such an adventure.
Bon Voyage.

Mahalo Chesta for the info on the March 23rd. Foundation Meeting, I am noting my calender for this important
11th fundraiser.

Harold, you previously mentioned Russian Tourist, well for the past 5 or so years, we have a Russian Travel
agency in Hawaii and you may see their tour vans and walking groups with flag around the Island.
Also, I often hear Russian spoken in Whole Foods Store at the Mall, Walmart, Costco, CPK, the mall and Koa
Coffee house, etc. it's almost like normal, Hawaii is a big draw and so international.
Aloha piha and blessings to you dear friends. Gerri BD

March 6, 2013

Got it Chester, and your email with that KHS Foundation Dinner info is posted below.

Thanks Doug, for the words of wisdom.
Roy, you were fortunate to know such an apparently great person as Hiroyo Klink.
Their story, hers and her son's, were picked up nationally by most of the major news outlets.

Interested ?
Recently a group of classmates got together to discuss the strong possiblility of having a cruise/tour together.
This is an idea that has been discussed on and off for quite some time and is now being actively pursued.
I was asked to send out an email 'feeler' to see how many other classmates would be interested in joining in.
They also asked to have you let others, who may not be receiving the blog or don't have email, know about this.
This, as I understand it, is not an 'official' reunion thing but is more of a way to reunite again between reunions.
In other words, to go on a cruise/tour in which other classmates and their spouses-relatives-friends happen to
also be going on.
Details are not definite yet but below are the dates, destination, and cruiseline/ship being looked at.

Date: February 2, 2014 to February 16, 2014 for 14 day cruise, land tours to be determined separately, these
dates also do not take into consideration air travel, land accommodations and tour extensions.

Start port: Sydney, Australia - 2/2/2014
End port: Auckland, New Zealand - 2/16/2014
Ports in between: Melbourne, Hobart, Milford Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, Wellington, Napier, Gisbourne,

Cruise Line: Holland America
Cruise ship: Oosterdam

The group will be looking into pricing and other info on the cruise and ship.
Note that the larger the group of people booking together will often result in lower cost and almost always result
in better perks and amenities; and the earlier the bookings the greater assurance of better cabins/locations and
also possibly pricing.
Other possible additional costs to be aware of besides airfare are land: tours, transportation, accommodations, etc;
and foreign government levees/taxes

As further details from the group become available I will pass them on to you.

I understand there are currently at least 10 classmates-spouses-relatives-friends committed to making this happen.

Email me if you are in any way interested in joining the group or know of others who are, even those who are
usually single-travelers who'd like to pair/bunk-up with someone, and I'll pass that interest on to the group.



----- Original Message -----
From: Chester Otani
To: Hal Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:26 AM
Subject: Kaimuki High School Foundation Dinner

Kaimuki High School Foundation will be having their 11th annual fundraiser on Saturday, March 23, 2013, 4:30PM
to 8:00 PM at the Kaimuki High School Cafeteria.

There will be ono Hawaiian food (catered this year), silent auction and door prizes.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $35 donation or more. Donations above $20 may be tax deductible.
KHS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
The money that is raised is used to assist in providing technology, equipment, training and additional support for
academic and extracurricular programs.

A group of our classmates will be there supporting our alma mater. We hope you can join us in supporting this
worthy cause.

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Harold Oshiro
Sent: Tuesday, March 05, 2013 8:42 AM
Subject: Doug Savage: Words of Wisdom

"A man fails because he loses his focus" - Doug Savage

----- Original Message -----
From: Roy Okano
To: Hal-KHS60
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2013 9:59 AM
Subject: Re: 2/28/13

My friend Hiroyo Klink suffered a stroke while watching her star son help Kalani win their first championship.
She passed away on the second day at the hospital.
A bitter-sweet victory for her son.
Hiroyo setup two of my shows at the Canon Gallery.
She was a sweet and wonderful human-being.
I will miss her; we all will miss her.
A few of you may have seen or met her when you attended my receptions.
I don't attend funerals, but will go tomorrow to the Gallery to take part in an exhibit celebrating her life.
Life is so fragile; enjoy the time you still have.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an 'official KHS '60 newsletter' but merely a voluntarily provided vehicle to pass on
information from the reunion committee, as an aside to the primary purpose of providing a focal point for your
classmate 'memories' and communication. Please refer to the Bulldog Bulletins mailed out by the reunion
committee for definitive 'official' information ( most recent issue dated April 24, 2012 ) .

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